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Searchs and aggregates Siebel component crashes information into a nice report.

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siebel-crash-report Travis

Python project that searchs and aggregates Siebel component crashes information into a nice report.


Automates all required steps to retrieve information of a Siebel server component crash to send the report to Oracle support.

Information is searched and retrieve from the following sources:

  • the memory dump (core.dump files) itself using GDB.
  • FDR files with sarmanalyzer.
  • Siebel enterprise log files.
  • correlate information from the FDR with the enterprise log file.
  • a summary JSON report.

The CSV (from sarmanalyzer) and the GDB output as text are created as necessary in the directory defined by the crash_dir entry in the crash_reporter.ini configuration file, together with the summary JSON report and a copy of the crash.txt.

All the information (but the CSV and gdb output) is printed to STDOUT, so it's to run it together in a cron job and pipe it to mail program.

Here is an example of the JSON report (two crashes identified):

	18192 : {
		'core' : {
			'last_mod' : '2016-09-08 17:46:08',
			'executable' : 'siebprocmw',
			'size' : 211382272,
			'generated_by' : 'SIGABRT',
			'filename' : 'core.18192'
		'fdr' : {
			'last_mod' : '2016-09-08 17:46:07',
			'size' : 5000032,
			'filename' : 'T201609081518_P018192.fdr'
		'thread' : '-247841904'
	28019 : {
		'core' : {
			'last_mod' : '2016-09-09 22:40:22',
			'executable' : 'siebmtshmw',
			'size' : 356610048,
			'generated_by' : 'SIGABRT',
			'filename' : 'core.28019'
		'fdr' : {
			'last_mod' : '2016-09-09 22:40:22',
			'size' : 5000032,
			'filename' : 'T201609092237_P028019.fdr'
		'thread' : '-171263680'

The core and FDR files might be removed (see the configuration file) right after the analysis is complete.

This script will work on Linux only. It is expected that the gdb program (to extract the core dumps backtrace) and the iniparse (available as RPM package on RedHat, CentOS and Oracle Enterprise Linux) Python module are installed.

The script crash_monitor has also an on-line documentation. You can check it with:

$ pydoc siebel.maintenance.crash

To generate HTML documentation for this module issue the command:

$ pydoc -w siebel.maintenance.crash

How to use


  • Python 3.x: checkout Travis CI for up to date information about the support Python versions.
  • Siebel Server binaries and configuration in place.
  • Linux (all setup is specific to Linux).
  • GNU GDB.


You should be able to install this program with pip:

$ pip install siebel-crash-report

Then you will need to configure the crash_reporter program and finally run it against your Siebel Enterprise.


You must have a YAML configuration file located at your home directory as $HOME/.crash_reporter.yaml.

You can see a sample configuration file at the website project.

Further information can be checked on the module documentation:

pydoc siebel.maintenance.crash.readConfig


If you want to get involved with this project development, first install the Python development requirements with:

pip install -r requirements-dev.txt

You will also need to install the GNU Make in order to be able to use this project Makefile for serveral tasks, like running the unit tests for example:

siebel-crash-report$ make test
pytest -v
==================================================================================== test session starts =====================================================================================
platform linux -- Python 3.6.13, pytest-6.2.2, py-1.10.0, pluggy-0.13.1 -- /home/alceu/.pyenv/versions/3.6.13/envs/siebel-crash-report/bin/python3.6
cachedir: .pytest_cache
rootdir: siebel-crash-report
collected 3 items

tests/siebel/maintenance/ PASSED                                                                                                                     [ 33%]
tests/siebel/maintenance/ PASSED                                                                                                                           [ 66%]
tests/siebel/maintenance/ PASSED                                                                                                                  [100%]

===================================================================================== 3 passed in 0.06s ======================================================================================

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